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MyTek has been serving the Arizona area since 2009, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and technology consulting to growing Phoenix businesses.

Phoenix IT Security Firm on the Importance of Secure Conferencing

Phoenix IT Security Firm on the Importance of Secure Conferencing

Conferencing has been an important tool for businesses as stay-at-home orders have moved their operations out of the office and into worker’s homes. While there are dozens of video conferencing solutions on the market, businesses should consider security just as much as they consider functionality. Today, MyTek, a Phoenix IT security firm, takes a look at security for your company’s conferencing solutions.

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Phoenix IT Security Firm Shares Considerations to Securely Permit Remote Work

Phoenix IT Security Firm Shares Considerations to Securely Permit Remote Work

At any given time, a business needs to consider its security, but this need only exacerbates when its employees are working remotely. With the coronavirus pandemic still in play, the likelihood is that your employees are in this situation has risen dramatically. In order to maintain  your organizational security, you need to consider the many factors that a remote workforce can introduce.

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Phoenix IT Security Firm Reviews Types of Ransomware

Phoenix IT Security Firm Reviews Types of Ransomware

The growing popularity of ransomware has been disconcerting to many IT professionals, particularly due to the different tactics that this malware variant has been spotted utilizing. In order to protect your business from these attacks, it helps to know how they work. We’ve put together a beginner’s field guide to ransomware types to help you identify (and hopefully avoid) it.

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Coronavirus: A Threat to Your Staff, Cyberthreat to Your Operations

Coronavirus: A Threat to Your Staff, Cyberthreat to Your Operations

COVID-19, or coronavirus, has been a major global health concern over the past couple of months. At this point, it is clear that this disease could have serious impacts on the workplace. We wanted to provide a brief rundown of good workplace and network health practices, as well as a few pointers on how you can handle health-based employee absences.

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Do Inherent IT Security Risks Make Smart Devices Dumb? Phoenix IT Company Weighs In

Do Inherent IT Security Risks Make Smart Devices Dumb? Phoenix IT Company Weighs In

Over the past few years, there has been a general fascination with smart devices in the home, and to a certain extent, the office. These Internet of Things-powered appliances and gadgets can help add to the convenience of rote tasks and other everyday activities, but is it actually a good idea to use them? As it turns out, unless you’ve taken the proper precautions, maybe not.

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IT Security Tip of the Week: 3 Considerations When Securing Personal Information

IT Security Tip of the Week: 3 Considerations When Securing Personal Information

Personal information is precious, especially in this increasingly digital day and age. This makes it incredibly important that you are doing everything you can to protect it in your business - whether it is your own or belongs to somebody else. Here, we’ll go over a few tips to help you better protect the data you’re responsible for.

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IT Security: Best Practices for Your Access Management

IT Security: Best Practices for Your Access Management

As you oversee your business, there is a lot that you’re going to have to manage - including how much access your employees have to the data you have collected and generated throughout your operations. An access management policy can help you to accomplish this and maintain IT security. Here, we’ll review a few key features you need to include in your strategy.

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This is Your Last Chance to Abandon Windows 7, Says Phoenix IT Services Group

This is Your Last Chance to Abandon Windows 7, Says Phoenix IT Services Group

In just over a week, Microsoft is retiring two of its most popular operating systems - although this shouldn’t be news at this point. Microsoft has consistently been reminding Windows 7 users that they need to upgrade before January 14, running a major campaign to do so, but there are still a quarter of all desktop users that haven’t done so, according to Phoenix IT services group MyTek. 

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Arizona IT Services Company MyTek Shares the Biggest Cybersecurity Concerns for 2020

Arizona IT Services Company MyTek Shares the Biggest Cybersecurity Concerns for 2020

Cybersecurity should always be a priority for a business, and cyber criminals are always evolving their tactics. As a result, it pays to keep an eye on the horizon for the next looming threats. Here, MyTek, an Arizona IT services company, reviews a few threats that cybersecurity professionals say businesses should be concerned about as we head into a New Year.

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Google Knows a Lot About You. Here’s How to Control It

Google Knows a Lot About You. Here’s How to Control It

Nearly everyone uses Google in some way or another. The search engine is, by far, the most common way people get answers and find content online. The margins aren’t even close, either. Currently, Google handles about 90% of search queries, while the second and third place goes to Yahoo and Bing, who share just below 5% of the search market share.

Google curates the search results on the fly based on a lot of variables including where you are located, what kind of device you are on, and your online surfing habits. This means Google is collecting a lot of information about how we use the web to give us a better experience. Let’s look at how you can control what Google knows about you to better protect your privacy.

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Arizona IT Security Tip of the Week: Taking Your Password Practices to the Next Level

Arizona IT Security Tip of the Week: Taking Your Password Practices to the Next Level

Passwords… can be annoying, if we’re being honest. They are, however, also incredibly important to your business’ overall security strategy. We’ve all heard the suggestions on how to create secure passwords. As it turns out, there is more to modern security then that. Let’s explore a few options to help you create useful passwords, and take a look why passwords are only the beginning. 

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Automation Plays a Critical Role in Cybersecurity, Says Phoenix IT Security Group

Automation Plays a Critical Role in Cybersecurity, Says Phoenix IT Security Group

Automation is sometimes misconceived as a troublesome or unreliable addition to business. It’s not about replacing people with machines, it’s about getting more done with the people you have. Having an attitude that doubts technology and believes nothing can replace human processing can quickly put you at a disadvantage compared to your competitors.

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Is 2FA Worth the Trouble? Learn More from Phoenix IT Security Consultants

Is 2FA Worth the Trouble? Learn More from Phoenix IT Security Consultants

I want to start this article out by admitting that there are a lot of active threats out there these days. There are hackers--hacking collectives, actually--that’s whole purpose is to infiltrate businesses and steal data, money, and most often, the trust people have in their technology. One way to help keep your stuff secure is by relying on two-factor authentication. 

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Some Hackers Promote Cybersecurity, Says Phoenix IT Security Consulting Group

Some Hackers Promote Cybersecurity, Says Phoenix IT Security Consulting Group

Most people have acquired much of their familiarity with what a hacker is through the mixed representation seen in pop culture today… but does this impression match up to a hacker in real life? Popular entertainment unfortunately doesn’t differentiate between different hacker types and their motivations very well, so that’s what we’ll handle here.

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How To Get Control Over Your Facebook

How To Get Control Over Your Facebook

For many, Facebook is a huge part of daily life, whether you want to think of it that way or not. There are more than two billion active users. That means if you pluck any 4 random human beings from anywhere in the world, at least one of them likely logged into Facebook today. 

It’s important to know that you still have control over your information, so in today’s blog we’re going to talk about a few ways you can take control over your online identity on the world’s largest social network.

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Learn why is URL Manipulation an IT Security Concern from Phoenix IT Consulting Firm

Learn why is URL Manipulation an IT Security Concern from Phoenix IT Consulting Firm

If you’ve spent any time using a computer, you probably know what a URL is. It is the address of a website. It typically starts with “http//:” or “https://” and directs the Internet browser on where the user would like to surf. Nowadays a threat could be created by manipulating the URL. Today, we’ll take you through this threat to help you understand why it is an IT security concern. 

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Microsoft Does Some Patching Off Schedule for IT Security

Microsoft Does Some Patching Off Schedule for IT Security

To keep your business’ network free from threats, and to keep your software working effectively, patching the software it uses is extremely important. The reason is that the threat landscape is always evolving. Recently, Microsoft announced that they have released an emergency out-of-band security update to fix two security issues, an atypical act for the software giant. In today's blog, Phoenix IT services company MyTek shares more about this important IT security update. 

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Taking a Look at the Future of Cybersecurity with Phoenix IT Security Consulting Firm

Taking a Look at the Future of Cybersecurity with Phoenix IT Security Consulting Firm

How concerned are you with your business' cybersecurity? When you envision your business in the future, do you see yourself constantly fighting cyberattacks, or paying ransom? Hopefully not, but what if cybersecurity turns into one of the most difficult parts to maintaining a steady business? Today, we will look into the future and hypothesize what your business may need to do to defend against cybercriminals. As a Phoenix IT security consulting firm, we see day-to-day the effect that cyberattacks can have on a business -- usually froms calls from business who have been attacked and need to secure their data ASAP! 

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Tip of the Week from Phoenix IT Security Company: Smartphones Security Tips

Tip of the Week from Phoenix IT Security Company: Smartphones Security Tips

If you were given the task to look up a phone number, call a business, and navigate to the new-to-you area, would you be able to without your smartphone? For some of us the answer will still be yes, for a vast majority, the answer is no. Smartphones have quickly transitioned from a calling device, to one of our most valuable tools. Shopping, navigating, video streaming, and an unbelievable amount of other capabilities are all at the palm of your hand. Learn more about smartphone security from Phoenix IT security company MyTek. 

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Cybersecurity Throughout History: A Perspective from aPhoenix IT Services Company

Cybersecurity Throughout History: A Perspective from aPhoenix IT Services Company

The way a business approaches its network security is a crucial consideration - especially to a business that is planning to have a future. This has contributed to cybersecurity becoming a multi-hundred-billion-dollar (per year) industry. In its short history, cybersecurity has had a huge impact on businesses, so we felt it would be useful to go through some of the highlights of its deployment. Here are some things you should know about IT security from Phoenix IT services company, MyTek.

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